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By Bill Reynolds

Winner of the yankee Horse Publication's most sensible Equine ebook Award of the 12 months (2004)
Finalist for the 2005 Ben Franklin Award
Spanning time and procedure, THE artwork OF THE WESTERN SADDLE is a party and visible banquet of the sleek artistry of the western saddler and his craft. jam-packed with distinctive photos and illustrations, this e-book celebrates the saddle as an ornamental hallmark of refined good looks whereas pleasing the software of its relevant function. the power for early guy to cultivate and trip the pony created the quick development of man's potential to shuttle and discover. The saddle-the epitome of shape following function-evolved to fulfill the utilitarian wishes of the rider and his projects, be they paintings or excitement.

Illustrated with ancient and modern examples of saddle type and ornament, THE artwork OF THE WESTERN SADDLE highlights the paintings of makers similar to Visalia inventory Saddle corporation, Meana, Miles urban Saddlery, Porter, Hamley, Edward H. Bohlin, McCabes, and Keyston Bros., in addition to modern makers equivalent to Chas Weldon, Dale Harwood, Chuck Stormes, Don Butler, Chuck Treon, Jeremiah Watt, and so on. Many saddles of the celebs are featured from the golden age of the Hollywood Western; those comprise clothes belonging to the Lone Ranger, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Barbara Stanwyck, Ken Maynard, and dollar Jones.

THE paintings OF THE WESTERN SADDLE additionally offers a glance on the many beautiful and unpublished examples of the best in silver and gold overlay and filigree saddle silver created by means of the West's preeminent metalsmiths. that includes three hundred pictures, this quantity is an absolute needs to for all equestrians, in addition to for creditors and admirers of this specific and completely American craft.

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